OHS Database ID 6325.
The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 26, 2013.
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Slider chests. Mechanical action with pneumatic assist [Barker levers or some similar device]. Mechanical stop action.
Two manuals. 25 stops. 28 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.
The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The mechanical action console is detached from the main case.
Drawknobs in horizontal row above top manual. Flat straight pedalboard.
As per The American Organist, April 2019, the church has announced a contract with Patrick J. Murphy & Associates ot Pennsylvania for the complete restoration of its 1885 William Schuelke organ, at a cost of $474,950. The article notes that the instrument is in nearly original condition, except for the additon of and electric blower and tremulant. Most notable about the organ is the use of cone-valve chests and Barker-lever machine. A 2018 recording of the instrument is located at https://Youtu.be/0hab6NgnDVA.(John Igoe. May 15, 2019)
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|Church Exterior. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03|
|Church Interior and Altar. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03|
|Gallery and Organ Cases. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03|
|Console. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03|
|Pedalboard and Swell Pedal. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03|
|Swell Drawknobs (1-5). Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03|
|Swell Drawknobs (5-9). Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03|
|Pedal Drawknobs (1-5) and disconnected Tremolo. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03|
|Great Drawknobs (1-6). Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03|
|Great Drawknobs (7-11). Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03|
|Manuals and Presets. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03|
|Left Drawknobs. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03|
|Right Drawknobs. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03|
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin St. Francis of Assisi R. C. 1927 North 4th Street Wm. Schuelke Organ, 1885 STOPLIST Manual I (58 notes, cone-valve chests, mechanical action with Barker lever) 16' Bourdon 8' Principal 8' Melodia (bottom octave common with Gedact) 8' Gedact 8' Gamba (bottom octave open wood) 8' Gemshorn 4' Octav 4' Flauto d'Amour (open wood) 2-2/3' Quinte 2' Octav 4 fach Mixtur (15-19-22-26, breaking to 8-12-15-19 at middle c, and further breaks at treble f# and high c) 8' Trompet (from middle c with schiffschen shallots) Manual coppel Manual II (same as manual I, enclosed) 8' Principal (bottom two stopped wood) 8' Liebl. Gedact 8' Salicional (bottom octave from Gedact) 8' Viola d'Amour (bell gamba, bottom octave from Gedact) 4' Fugara 4' Winerfloete (harmonic wood) 2' Piccolo 8' Clarionet (bottom octave bassoon construction) Pedal (27 notes, cone-valve chests, mechanical action-- ALL PIPES WOOD!) 16' Principal Bass 16' Subbass 8' Octav Bass 8' Violoncello 4' Octav I Manual zum Pedal II Manual zum Pedal Spellings are as they appear on the console. The only documented changes to the organ have been the addition of electric blowing, the addition of a tremolo (now disconnected), and the alteration of the composition of the six combination pistons (can be restored in an hour or so). [Posted to OHS Members List October 23, 2008 by David Bohn]